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NHL Betting Tips For Saturday, December 3

Jon and Derek1-1 split yesterday for our leans, which were both first period moneylines.

The Sharks’ first period dominance at home continued as they carried a 2-0 lead over Montreal into the first intermission. The Canadiens still have scored only one goal in the first period on the road this year, and that’s a trend we’ll look to continue exploiting until it changes.

Our first period loss was on the Wild to win the first period in Calgary. Things were looking good when Minnesota got on the scoreboard before the 4-minute mark, but the Flames answered with 2 goals – just the 4th and 5th goals the Wild has allowed in 13 first periods on the road – to win the period 2-1.

12 games today in the NHL. Just an FYI that we’ve put up this daily post earlier than usual because of the several afternoon games on the schedule, so the goaltending info might not be as reliable as usual. Good luck tonight!

Odds below are at the time we made the pick. Be sure to check out our live odds page for updated odds on today’s games.

Bruins Logo VS Pick Sabres Logo
Game: Bruins @ Sabres Lean
Time: 1:00PM ET
Lean: Under 5 -110

Reasons to bet Boston: The Bruins are 2-0-1 in their last 3 games, allowing just 4 regulation time goals in that span. Buffalo has lost its last 4 home games to Boston.

Reasons to bet Buffalo: Sabres offence looks completely different with Jack Eichel, scoring 9 goals in last 2 games after scoring 12 regulation time goals in previous 8 games. Boston’s scored just 19 regulation time goals in its last 10 games.

Other things to know:

  • Boston beat Buffalo 4-0 Nov. 7 in Boston (Boston scored 3 PP goals)
  • Boston is 7-5-1 on the road
  • Buffalo is 4-4-3 at home
  • The Under is 13-7 in Boston’s games this year
  • The Under is 14-7 in Buffalo’s games this year
  • Boston has allowed 1 regulation time goal or less in 6 of its last 10
  • Buffalo has allowed 10 goals in its last 3 games
  • Buffalo has allowed 3+ goals in 6 of its last 9 games
  • The Under is 10-2-5 in Buffalo’s last 17 home games
  • Chara is still out for Boston

Probable goalies: Rask, Lehner (confirmed)

Hurricanes Logo VS Pick Rangers Logo
Game: Hurricanes @ Rangers Lean
Time: 1:00PM ET
Lean: Under 5 +121

Reasons to bet Carolina: The Hurricanes haven’t lost by more than 1 goal since Nov. 10, going 6-3-1 in that span. New York has allowed 2+ goals in 8 straight games.

Reasons to bet New York: The Rangers beat Carolina 3-2 at home on Tuesday, coming back from an early 2-0 deficit. New York has won 22 of its last 27 home games versus Carolina.

Other things to know:

  • Carolina is 3-6-5 on the road
  • New York is 9-4-1 at home
  • Carolina has lost 4 of its last 5 after winning 5 in a row
  • Carolina blew a late 1-0 lead to lose 2-1 in a shootout Thursday in Boston
  • Carolina has allowed 15 regulation time goals in its last 10 games
  • The Under is 6-0-3 in Carolina’s last 9 games
  • New York has scored 10 goals in its last 5 games
  • Carolina has scored 8 goals in its last 5 games

Probable goalies: Ward, Lundvqvist (confirmed)

Blackhawks Logo VS Pick Flyers Logo
Game: Blackhawks @ Flyers Lean
Time: 1:00PM ET
Lean: Under 5 +131

Reasons to bet Chicago: The Blackhawks are 3-0-1 in their last 4 games without Jonathan Toews and are expected to have their captain back today. Philadelphia has allowed 2 goals or more in all but 1 of its games this season.

Reasons to bet Philadelphia: The Flyers have won 12 of their last 13 home games against the Blackhawks. Chicago has scored just 9 regulation time goals in its last 6 games.

Other things to know:

  • Chicago beat Philadelphia 7-4 Oct. 18 in Chicago
  • Chicago is 6-5-1 on the road
  • Philadelphia is 7-5-2 at home
  • The Over is 14-8 in Philadelphia’s games this year
  • The Under is 5-3-2 in Philadelphia’s last 10 games
  • The Under is 4-1-1 in Chicago’s last 6 games
  • Philadelphia has won 3 straight games, the last two in OT

Probable goalies: Crawford (confirmed), Mason

Devils Logo VS Pick Predators Logo
Game: Devils @ Predators Lean
Time: 2:00PM ET
Lean: Over 5 -113

Reasons to bet New Jersey: The Devils have scored 17 goals in their last 5 games. New Jersey has collected at least one point in 4 of its last 5 visits to Nashville.

Reasons to bet Nashville: The Predators are 8-1-1 at home while the Devils have 3 wins in 14 road games (3-7-4). New Jersey has lost 4 straight and 7 of 8.

Other things to know:

  • New Jersey has given up 3+ goals in 8 straight games
  • New Jersey has gone to OT in 4 of its last 5 games (1-1-3)
  • Nashville has scored 5 goals in 3 of its last 4 games (0 goals in the other game)
  • Nashville has scored 3+ goals in 7 of its last 10 games
  • Nashville has allowed 8 goals in its last 7 games, excluding two empty netters against Winnipeg
  • New Jersey has won 8 of its last 30 road games
  • Nashville has won 20 of its last 27 home games

Probable goalies: Schneider, Rinne

Leafs Logo VS Pick Canucks Logo
Game: Leafs @ Canucks Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Canucks Team Total Over 2.5 -103

Reasons to bet Toronto: The Leafs have scored 4 goals or more in 6 of their last 10 games. Toronto has won 5 of its last 6 meetings with Vancouver.

Reasons to bet Vancouver: The Canucks are seeking revenge for a 6-3 loss in Toronto Nov. 5 when several fights broke out in the third period. Toronto is just 2-6-4 on the road.

Other things to know:

  • Vancouver is 7-5-1 at home
  • Toronto has allowed 2+ goals in 6 straight games and 11 of its last 12
  • Vancouver has scored 3+ goals in 5 of its last 7 games
  • Toronto is 1-7 in its last 8 visits to Vancouver
  • The home team has won 7 of the last 8 meetings
  • The Over is 5-1-1 in Vancouver’s last 7 home games
  • The Over is 13-5 in the last 18 meetings in Vancouver

Probable goalies: Andersen, Miller (confirmed)

Jets Logo VS Pick Blues Logo
Game: Jets @ Blues Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Over 5 -120

Reasons to bet Winnipeg: The Jets have scored 3 goals in 3 straight games, after managing just 6 goals in their previous 5. St. Louis has allowed 14 goals in its last 4 games.

Reasons to bet St. Louis: The Blues are 11-1-2 at home, while the Jets are 3-8-2 on the road. Winnipeg has lost 10 of the last 13 meetings.

Other things to know:

  • St. Louis is 7-1 in its last 8 games
  • The Jets have allowed 3+ goals in 6 of their last 8 games
  • St. Louis has scored 3+ goals in 9 straight games
  • St. Louis has scored 4+ goals in 6 of its last 9 games
  • Winnipeg has lost 6 straight road games
  • St. Louis has won 6 straight home games

Probable goalies: Hutchinson, Hutton (confirmed)

Panthers Logo VS Pick Senators Logo
Game: Panthers @ Senators Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Under 5 +108

Reasons to bet Florida: The Panthers have earned at least one point in 7 of their last 10 games (6-3-1). Florida outshot the Senators 40-23 in a 4-1 win Nov. 19 in Ottawa.

Reasons to bet Ottawa: The Senators are 4-1-1 in their last 6 games, scoring 17 goals in that span. Florida has managed just 6 regulation time goals in its last 5 outings.

Other things to know:

  • Florida is 5-6-2 on the road
  • Ottawa is 8-5-2 at home
  • Ottawa has won 2 of its last 7 home games
  • Florida has allowed 12 regulation time goals in its last 7 games
  • Florida is playing its 4th game of a 6-game road trip
  • Ottawa has allowed 9 regulation time goals in its last 5 games
  • The Under is 15-8 in Ottawa’s games this year
  • The Under is 9-2-1 in Ottawa’s last 12 home games
  • The Under is 5-0-2 in Florida’s last 7 games

Probable goalies: Luongo, Condon

Capitals Logo VS Pick Lightning Logo
Game: Capitals @ Lightning Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: Capitals First Period Moneyline -107

Reasons to bet Washington: Capitals should be motivated to rebound from 3-0 loss to Islanders Thursday at home. Tampa has lost 4 in a row, getting outscored 19-9 in those games.

Reasons to bet Tampa: Lightning should also be focused to snap out of 4-game losing streak. Capitals have scored 2 goals or less in regulation time 7 times in their last 10 games.

Other things to know:

  • Washington is 5-3-2 on the road
  • Tampa is 6-3-1 at home
  • Washington has won 5 straight versus Tampa and 8 of the last 10 meetings
  • Washington has allowed 3+ goals in 4 of its last 5 games
  • The Over is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in Tampa
  • The home team has won 16 of the last 21 meetings

Probable goalies: Holtby, Bishop

Red Wings Logo VS Pick Penguins Logo
Game: Red Wings @ Penguins Lean
Time: 7:00PM ET
Lean: First Period Over 1.5 +108

Reasons to bet Detroit: Red Wings are unbeaten in regulation time in 5 straight games, going 3-0-2. Pittsburgh hasn’t won 2 straight games since Nov. 5-8.

Reasons to bet Pittsburgh: The Penguins are 9-2-1 at home and have scored 21 goals in their last 5 games overall. Detroit’s lost 8 of its last 10 trips to Pittsburgh.

Other things to know:

  • Detroit is 5-4-1 on the road
  • The Over is 14-6 in Pittsburgh’s games this year
  • The Over is 6-0 in Pittsburgh’s last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh has allowed 22 goals in its last 6 games and 33 in its last 9
  • Detroit has scored 2 goals or less in 5 of its last 7 games
  • Detroit has allowed 8 regulation time goals in its lsat 5 games
  • Pittsburgh has outscored opponents 17-7 in the third period at home
  • Detroit has been outscored 12-5 in the third period on the road

Probable goalies: Mrazek, Fleury

Blue Jackets Logo VS Pick Coyotes Logo
Game: Blue Jackets @ Coyotes Lean
Time: 8:00PM ET
Lean: Under 5.5 -138

Reasons to bet Columbus: The Blue Jackets are 13-3-1 in their last 20 games and have outshot their last 6 opponents by a combined total of 226-145. Arizona has 17 regulation time goals in its last 10 games.

Reasons to bet Arizona: The Coyotes have earned points in 6 of their last 8 games (3-2-3) and allowed just 20 regulation time goals in their last 9 games. Possible letdown spot for the Blue Jackets.

Other things to know:

  • Columbus is 5-2-3 on the road
  • Arizona is 5-5 at home
  • The Under is 13-7 in Columbus’s games this year
  • Columbus has scored 14 goals in its last 4 games after scoring 5 in its previous 3
  • Arizona has scored 3+ goals in regulation time just once in its last 10 games
  • Arizona has gone to OT in 5 of its last 8 games

Probable goalies: Bobrovsky, Smith (confirmed)

Ducks Logo VS Pick Oilers Logo
Game: Ducks @ Oilers Lean
Time: 10:00PM ET
Lean: Oilers Team Total Under 2.5 +102

Reasons to bet Anaheim: The Ducks have won 3 straight games, allowing 4 goals in that span. Anaheim has beat Edmonton in 26 of the last 31 meetings, and 18 of 22 in Edmonton.

Reasons to bet Edmonton: The Oilers have scored 5+ goals in 4 of their last 7 games and are coming off a 6-3 win over the Jets Thursday in Winnipeg.

Other things to know:

  • Anaheim is 5-4-3 on the road
  • Edmonton is 5-6 at home
  • Anaheim has allowed 15 regulation time goals in its last 8 games
  • Anaheim has scored 2+ goals in 8 straight games
  • Edmonton has scored 9 goals in its last 4 home games
  • Edmonton is 1-5 in its last 6 home games
  • The Under is 2-0-7 in Anaheim’s last 9 games
  • The Under is 10-4 in the last 14 meetings in Edmonton

Probable goalies: Gibson, Talbot

 

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